Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Obama and His Discontents"

"Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic, is a guest columnist."

Ta-Nehisi Coates (NY Times op-ed):
The administration of President Obama has never held much regard for its left flank. Admonished by the vice president to “stop whining,” inveighed against by the president himself for “griping and groaning,” the liberal critics have been generally viewed by the White House as petulant children. “The Professional Left,” former press secretary Robert Gibbs dubbed them, a gang of nettlesome romantics who “ought to be drug-tested,” and would not be happy until “we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon.” MORE...

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